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  • POP Cats 2018

    Cat lovers, get ready to paw-ty! POP Cats, a two-day convention celebrating adorable felines, art, and pop culture, is making its Texas debut this summer at Austin’s Palmer Events Center.
    Sat.-Sun., Aug. 25-26  
    Palmer Events Center
  • Up Around the Sun w/ Tim Kerr & Jerry Hagins, plus Ken Waldman

    Join Texas Music Hall of Fame inductee and artist Tim Kerr and his Up Around the Sun bandmate Jerry Hagins with "Alaska's Fiddling Poet" Ken Waldman for a Texas-sized evening of roots music, poetry, and art.
    Sat., Aug. 18, 8pm  
    Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center
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  • Arts

    Theatre

    Cry It Out

    Molly Smith Metzler's new play provides an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America. Directed by Lily Wolff for Theatre en Bloc, and featuring – wow, what a castLee Eddy, Christin Davis, Jenny Lavery, and Ben Wolfe. And here's what our reviewer thought of the show.
    Through May 20. All shows 8pm, different nights each week, see website for details. $15-70.  
  • Arts

    Dance

    hone \ rile

    This performance by BLiPSWiTCH, held inside a vacant design showroom, features a cast of six dancers animating the themes of frustration and obstruction the company first explored in Roheline, as part of the modern dance series 11:11 by Jennifer Sherburn and Natalie George Productions. This new kinetic event – inspired by exhaustion, struggle, and repeated failure, as well as themes from “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges(!) – will "embody persistence through repetition, born not only out of necessity, but of desire for a more perfect result."

    Bonus: music by Solid State Dream Suit’s Michael Brown and Alan Kahler.

    May 16-19. Wed.-Sat., 8pm. $20.  
    2919 Manchaca Rd. #200
  • Music

    Khalid

    After debut LP American Teen spent an astonishing 60 weeks on the Billboard charts, Khalid Robinson, 20, spent his spring dishing major collabs with Normani (“Love Lies”) and Billie Eilish (“Lovely”). The smooth singing Army brat, who high schooled in El Paso, stands among America’s most substantial pop R&B offerings of the last two years. He excels live with effortless command.
    Thu., May 17  
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    Theatre

    Killer Girls

    Whoa, that American Berserk Theatre company, first bringing the world their dystopian blockbuster Subject to Control, then following it with For Time and Eternity (about that whole Joseph-Smith-and-the-Mormons thing), now presenting this pop horror revenge comedy – written and directed by Kaci Beeler – in which five female students on the Fruit Ninja Team of John Wilkes Booth University are invited to a tournament in #grabherbythepussy, Florida, and, ah, well, listen: Payback's a bitch. (A rabid, extremely bloodthirsty bitch, we might add.) Warning note: Gore effects, strobe lights, loud music, themes of high violence and sexual assault, possibly the lamentation of any MRA in the audience. Recommended? See what that Robert Faires has to say about it.
    Through May 27. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $20-25.  
    Hideout Studios, 2505 E. Sixth Ste. 3-C
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  • Arts

    Theatre

    Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Austin Shakespeare transforms the Zilker Hillside Theater into the world of a classic Fifties sitcom to embody this production of the Bard's Falstaff-festooned comedy, featuring a fine cast directed by Ann Ciccolella and Gwendolyn Kelso. Pro tip: Bring you a blanket and pick-a-nick, citizen!
    Through May 27. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Free.
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Vampires in Havana (1985)

    Essential Cinema: World Animation: This fully animated Cuban feature pits the vampires of the world in a battle to control a Cuban scientist's potion, which allows vampires to function in daylight. A trumpet player (voiced by famed musician Arturo Sandoval) is the scientist's nephew and holds the formula.
    Thu., May 17, 7:30  
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    Visual Arts

    Dimension Gallery: Residual Utterances

    Here's a presentation of new sculptural work from Austin sculptor Colin McIntyre, in conjunction with a soundscape inside his celebrated pipe organ sound chamber, The Resonant Lung. These newest pieces marry his mastery of metalworking with his more recent interest in hot tar as a medium. And this exhibition? Is highly recommended.
    Through June 16
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Presentation on the Little Walnut Creek Flood Risk Reduction Project

    Learn how the project that will build tunnels for flood waters, increase the size of detention ponds, and more.
    Thu., May 17, 7pm  
    North Austin YMCA, 1000 W. Rundberg
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    Theatre

    Shakespeare on the Farm: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    En Route Productions presents Shakespeare's beloved comedy-among-the-fae under the stars above Rain Lily Farm for your delight. It may seem a fantastic mystery, but they'll help you get to the Bottom of it all! Note: Picnics, blankets, chairs, and kiddos are welcome – but please leave Fido at home. Bonus: Dripping Springs Vodka.
    Through May 20. Thu.-Mon., 7:30pm. Donations accepted.  
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    Visual Arts

    Sixth Street Gallery: Soul of America

    "Some say the America of today is unexpected, surprising, and unforeseen; while others say they saw it coming long ago." In an effort to facilitate conversation on where America is today and where we're headed, Sixth Street Gallery has partnered with Artists 916 to present a show featuring art in a diverse range of styles and mediums, all exploring the theme.
    Through May 20
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Cocoanuts (1929)

    Vaudeville Film Series: The Marx Brothers' early vaudeville acts formatted for the screen.
    Thu., May 17, 7:00. Free.  
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